Johns Hopkins is dedicated to providing a safe environment for our community: students, faculty, staff, neighbors, and visitors alike.
Johns Hopkins Public Safety is committed to safeguarding our vibrant learning and working community through holistic, progressive approaches to security that foster deep community relationships built on trust, cooperation, and mutual respect.
Policy Development and Feedback Process: Dr. Bard held a virtual forum to discuss the JHPD policy development and feedback process on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 12p. A recording of the forum is available on the Public Safety Virtual Events page. Please visit the JHPD Draft Policies webpage for additional information about the process.
Dr. Bard Announced as Inaugural Johns Hopkins Police Department Chief of Police. On April 20, 2023, President Daniels, President Sowers, and Dean DeWeese announced the appointment of Dr. Bard, vice president of public safety, to serve jointly as the inaugural chief of the police department. The full message can be found here.
Final JHPD MOU and supporting documents available. Following several months of community engagement, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has been modified to reflect feedback and is now final and publicly available. Along with the final MOU, we have also made publicly available a report from outside experts at 21CP Solutions, which summarizes the MOU community engagement process and the feedback received, and a JHU document with the over 250 comments and questions we received. Please find the message from Dr. Branville Bard, Vice President for Public Safety here.
The Johns Hopkins Police Department invites you to help build an inclusive public safety staff that is accountable to the community. Here’s how to stay informed and involved.
In response to the concern for the safety and well-being of our community and the desire to complement campus safety and security’s response to behavioral health crises, Johns Hopkins University is developing a behavioral health crisis support team to serve our students, faculty, and staff and non-affiliate community members in and around our Baltimore campuses.
Johns Hopkins University has created the JHU Innovation Fund for Community Safety, a four-year, $6 million commitment to support innovative, community-led programs designed to curb violence. The fund, which builds on the university’s longstanding commitment to helping to reduce violent crime in Baltimore, will support both new programs and the expansion of existing ones.
The 15-member Johns Hopkins Accountability Board includes three community members unaffiliated with the university and 10 JHU students, faculty members, and staff — including at least one member of the university’s Black Faculty and Staff Association. Baltimore’s mayor and City Council president each appoint individuals to the remaining two seats.